Walthamstow sits conveniently at the end of the London Victoria Tube line, and while probably best known as the home of pop band East 17, the area has changed significantly over the past 20 years. After a period of regeneration, Walthamstow has now become one of the city’s most popular places to visit and live.
A great place to head to for a fun day out in Walthamstow is a visit to God’s Own Junkyard. This converted warehouse is packed to the rafters with bright neon signs and plenty of fun retro-themed goodies! It’s open to the public on weekends and is entirely free to enter unless you want to make a donation to help maintain the space. You can also buy many of the quirky items on display.
Despite being a popular London borough, taking a walk around Walthamstow has a very different feel from the bustling streets of Central London. It has a more relaxed atmosphere with a sense of community that other parts of the city lack.
Anyone new to the area will be surprised to find Walthamstow is home to Europe’s most extensive urban wetlands. Just a stone’s throw from the Tube station and covering 211 hectares, Walthamstow Wetlands was formed from ten interlinking water reservoirs that still deliver much of London’s drinking water. The wetlands are also home to the largest fishery in London, making it a great place to unwind for a few hours with a rod and some bait.
William Morris Gallery
William Morris was an English arts and crafts designer and part of the early socialist movement. Walthamstow is home to a museum dedicated to his works and is situated in his local family home, which itself is a Grade II listed building in Lloyd Park.
Entry to the museum is free, and visitors can explore two floors of displays and exhibitions. The museum also has pretty gardens to explore with wildlife ponds and a gift shop.
Wood Street Indoor Market
Wood Street Indoor Market is just a short walk from Wood Street station and is home to an absorbing market where you can browse all sorts of eclectic goods to your heart’s content. You can uncover some real treasures from vintage stores to old-school vinyl records and arts and crafts.
The indoor market is also well-known as a goldmine for vintage and retro toys, so if you are still building your Matchbox car collection or want to complete a set of original Star Wars figures, this is the place to go!
London Pizza Depot, Walthamstow
Of course, we will recommend our London Pizza Depot store in Walthamstow! You can find us at 17 High Street, Walthamstow E17 7LD, so once you are done exploring all the delights that Walthamstow has to offer, why not head to our store to try our superb range of hand-crafted pizza?
You can eat in or take away our delicious internationally-inspired pizza, served with tasty sides and Moorish desserts, such as warm chocolate chunk cookies fresh from the oven. What a great way to round off a perfect day out in Walthamstow!